Nagra (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) is the Swiss technical competence centre in the field of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste.

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Nagra planning two more deep boreholes


This summer, Nagra will start drilling another deep borehole in the Rheinau community in the Zürich Nordost siting region. It is also preparing one more borehole in the Nördlich Lägern siting region.

Nagra starts second borehole in community of Stadel


As of 22nd January, Nagra is drilling in two areas of the community of Stadel in Canton Zürich. The purpose of the boreholes is to complete the picture of the underground.

Deep boreholes in Bözberg completed, Nagra to investigate underground in Stadel next


The two deep boreholes in the community of Bözberg have been completed, the next two will be drilled in the community of Stadel.

Matthias Braun to be Nagra’s new CEO


Nagra’s Board of Directors has appointed Matthias Braun as its new CEO. Braun has a doctorate in geology and will succeed Thomas Ernst, who will retire after 14 years as CEO.

Lino Guzzella elected to Nagra's Board of Directors


At yesterday’s extraordinary general meeting, the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) elected Lino Guzzella as an additional member of the Board of Directors.

Drilling of first deep borehole in Bözberg completed


Nagra has completed drilling the first of two boreholes in Bözberg. The second will be completed over the next two weeks. At present, no further boreholes are planned in the Jura Ost siting region.

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What exactly is radioactivity and how can we protect ourselves from it? (subtitles in english)

What exactly is radioactivity? How can we protect ourselves from radioactivity? We hear these questions very often at trade fairs or school events. Answers to this can be found in our new animated explanatory film on "radioactivity". Learn more about the different types and sources of radiation in three minutes.

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